AHRQ Grantee Jason S. Adelman Wins Eisenberg Award for Advancing Patient Safety
AHRQ grantee Jason S. Adelman, M.D., M.S., has been awarded the 2022 John M. Eisenberg Patient Safety and Quality Award for individual achievement from the Joint Commission and National Quality Forum.
The Eisenberg Awards honor the late John M. Eisenberg, M.D., M.B.A., a former AHRQ director who was recognized as an impassioned advocate for healthcare quality improvement. Dr. Adelman is executive director and founder of the Center for Patient Safety Research, a multidisciplinary collaboration between Columbia University Irving Medical Center, Weill Cornell Medicine and New York-Presbyterian. He has developed methods to measure and prevent errors in health information technology systems, including development of the Wrong-Patient Retract-and-Reorder (RAR) Measure that detects wrong patient orders in electronic health record data. The RAR Measure has facilitated a large body of patient safety research, including medication errors and wrong-patient orders in neonatal intensive care units.